Solitude for a new Generation
In the article “The End of Solitude” written by William Deresiewicz; Mr. Deresiewicz presents the Idea that the rampant and untamed growth of technology has let today’s youth to seek of constant connectivity with their world as a whole. He also claims that the sense of solitude that people from previous generations used to gain a sense of them and gain a greater understanding of the world around them as a whole is losing its values and becoming an obsolete notion. But what Mr. Deresiewicz fails to realize is that as generations continue to thrive and expand on the ideas and innovations of who and what came before them that their definition of a thing like; what is solitude? Is bound to change and grow as well. So Mr. Deresiewicz argument while very insightful fails to realize that our younger generation has not lost their sense of solitude they have just changed the definition to suit their needs. The ideas and philosophies of the introspection, solitude and communication with the world around us, along with the pondering of life great philosophical questions about our existence that the great philosophical thinkers of past generations have little to do with the challenges that the modern technologically depended youth face. Back in the time of Hemingway and Fitzgerald the world was a lot bigger than it is today there were less people looking for spotlight then people actually in it. If you wanted to be alone all you had to do was go a few miles out of your perspective suburb and you were alone no one could reach you; you could not call anybody it was just you the world and who ever happened to be in said mode of transportation with you. But what the older generation of which Mr. Deresiewicz is a part of fail to realize is that technological connection that these youth are attached to has little to do with being connected to people twenty four hours a day seven days a week but to do with competing resources and space...
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